BAKED PASTA

BAKED PASTA

WHITE SAUCE:

SAUCE-for pasta

ITEMS REQUIRED:

Milk                                            4 cups (or more depending on how much sauce you want)

All purpose flour                2 spoons

Garlic                                        1 spoon

Butter                                       3 tbsp

Crushed red pepper         1 spoon

Oregano                                  1 spoon

Salt                                             2 to 3 pinches

METHOD:

  • Heat butter in a sauce pan.
  • Add all purpose flour and mix well.
  • Add garlic , stir well.
  • Pour the milk, keep stirring.  If you want to avoid stirring for long time, have the milk slightly heated before.
  • Keep stirring constantly till the milk thickens.
  • Now add salt, oregano and crushed red pepper according to taste.

This is very healthy compared to the sauces you get at store and very tasty too.

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Pasta with veggies

ITEMS REQUIRED:

Pasta                                     of your choice

Salt                                         2 tbsp

Black pepper                    1 spoon

Crushed red pepper      as per your taste

Butter                                   2 tbsp

Veggies                                any vegetables can be used.  I usually use onions

                                                  and bell peppers.  Carrots, tomatoes, spinach can be used.

Garlic                                    1 spoon

Olive oil                               2 spoons

METHOD:

  • Boil the pasta in hot boiling water for 30 minutes or till the pasta is fully cooked and is soft.
  • Drain the pasta and add 2 drops of olive oil.
  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a pan, the add garlic and onions.
  • Once the onions are golden brown, add crushed red pepper and colored bell peppers.
  • Sauté them well.
  • Now, mix the veggies and pasta together.  Add some black pepper.

You can mix this mixture with white pasta sauce (separate recipe) and enjoy.

BAKED PASTA:

ITEMS REQUIRED:

Cheese sharp cheddar

(or any cheese of your choice)                   2 cups

Panko bread crumbs                                       2 spoons

METHOD:

  • You can either enjoy pasta with veggies mixed with white sauce (separate recipe) or bake them.  I usually prefer baking them.
  • Preheat over to 350 deg F
  • Now, in a baking pan, layer the bottom with pasta with veggies,  then on top of that pour the white sauce, and on top of that layer cheese.
  • Keep repeating the above layers for how much pasta is left.
  • On top of the pan add lots of cheese and panko bread crumbs ( or any bread crumbs).
  • Allow this to bake for 40 minutes. 
  • You can see the cheese bubbling and top browned.

Now, enjoy this with extra black pepper, salt and crushed red pepper according to taste.

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